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Twitter suspended over 50 million accounts in Q4, 2017 | tech

Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The figure …

Internet

Election integrity forces Twitter to delay account verification process

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) looming elections in Pakistan, the US, Brazil and India have forced Twitter to shelve its public account verification …

Social Media

Republicans accused Facebook, Google and Twitter of bias. Democrats called the hearing 'dumb.'

Facebook, Google and Twitter on Tuesday sought to defend themselves against accusations from Republican lawmakers who say the tech giants censor conservative news and views during a congressional hearing that devolved into a political sniping match.<p>Lawmakers had convened the nearly three-hour …

Internet

Here are the top 10 fastest-growing apps of the year so far

Every six months or so, startup Zapier — rhymes with "happier" — releases a report on the fastest-growing apps of the year.<p>And Zapier should know: It's best known as a tool for connecting one piece of workplace software to another, automatically. For instance, to use a Zapier example, you could …

Business

Twitter's big improvements are 'already priced in'

Twitter has quietly been one of the best performing US stocks this year. It's up more than 80% this year, but has flown under the radar because of the big gains from tech giants Netflix and Amazon.<p>As Twitter has returned to executing its strength of being a hub for quick, real-time conversation, …

Social Media

Republicans had a chance to grill Facebook over Russia. Instead, they talked about censoring Chick-Fil-A.

Executives from Facebook, Google, and Twitter testify to the House Judiciary Committee.Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images<p>Looking for news you can …

Liberal View

The First Thing These Famous and Successful People Do Every Morning

Find out how these successful people kick-start their day.<p>8 min read<p>This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates<p>Mornings matter. What you do immediately after you wake up sets the tone for the rest of your day. And successful people rely on morning rituals to tackle all of the day's challenges …

Success

Bank of Queensland squares away payment deal

Bank of Queensland (BOQ) has struck a deal with Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s Square to market contactless and chip card payments to small …

FinTech

​Bank of Queensland targets small business with Square partnership

The companies have partnered to offer small business banking customers a 'one-stop-shop' to get an idea off the ground.<p>Bank of Queensland (BOQ) has …

Technology (Australia)

Everything That's Wrong With Social Media Companies and Big Tech Platforms, Part 3

I've written two installments in this series (part 1 is here and part 2 is here). And while I could probably turn itemizing complaints about …

Social Media

Do we need a Magna Carta for social media?

It remains to be seen what impact GDPR will have. Meanwhile, we need the internet giants to want to protect people and their data, writes John …

Social Media

‘What is That? It’s Nothing.’ On the Unlikely Origins of Twitter

In Silicon Valley a fortunate few make it into orbit on their first rocket ride—Nolan Bushnell, the two Steves, Jeff and Pierre, Larry and Sergey, …

Evan Williams

Twitter’s bot purge welcomed by agency execs

Millions of followers disappeared from Twitter accounts last week. While the drops were a minor blip for the majority of Twitter users, some brands …

Social Media

Drop Twitter. Be effective.

Which of these is the best example of effectively putting pressure on the Trumps and their minions? Is it, as the <i>Huffington Post</i> breathlessly …

Donald Trump

Silicon Valley Is Bending Over Backward to Cater to the Far Right

Nevertheless, their dubious claims were accepted as fact by several members of Congress, including Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), who insisted that …

Social Media

Twitter Account Purges Continue As Service Cuts Guccifer 2.0 And DCLeaks

Twitter said today it is removing the accounts of Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks from its servers in reaction to the Robert Mueller indictments of 12 …

Tech Trends

Square Sees Stock Price Explode As Its Bitcoin Service Expands

Square, the financial services company started by Twitter’s co-founder Jack Dorsey, has been seeing its crypto service expand rapidly. <b>Nomura</b> …

Bitcoin

Chick-fil-A defends funding anti-LGBTQ organizations

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A – under fire again over its funding of anti-LGBTQ organizations, including a youth home in Georgia – issued a rare …

Atlanta

Why are young billionaires so boring?

INTERNATIONAL - Early in Warren Buffett’s life, his father failed to get hired at the family grocery store during the Great Depression. <br>Without a …

Income Inequality

Inside Facebook, Twitter and Google's AI battle over your social lives

When you sign up for Facebook on your phone, the app isn't just giving you the latest updates and photos from your friends and family. In the background, it's utilizing the phone's gyroscope to detect subtle movements that come from breathing. It's measuring how quickly you tap on the screen, and …

Internet

Why Twitter is finally cracking down on fake accounts

Twitter's attempt to clean its service of fake and malicious accounts may be bad news for celebrities losing millions from their follower counts, but …

Social Media

Donald Trump and the dark art of ‘twiplomacy’ | The Star

The world’s most influential and innovative person on Twitter is a senior citizen who just turned 72 last month — President Donald Trump, known by …

Donald Trump

Real danger not fake news – it’s censorship

Social media giants like Twitter and Facebook that used to brag about promoting free speech now say they’re taking on a new role — the speech …

Social Media

Here’s How Many Twitter Followers Influential Politicians Lost

3:49 PM 07/13/2018<p>The Twitter purge has come and many influential politicians have lost thousands of followers — some more than others.<p>Twitter …

Social Media

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to testify before House panel

Top public policy officials from Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet's YouTube division are set to testify before Congress on Tuesday to determine whether …

Social Media

Donald Trump Continues To Take Huge Followers Hit After Twitter Purges Frozen Accounts, Twitter CEO Too

One of the president's largest speaking perches just becamse quite a bit smaller.<p>There is no surprise that President Donald Trump has always loved to …

Social Media

Twitter execs’ accounts were the hardest hit by its pledge to weed out spam bots

Twitter removed tens of millions of suspicious accounts from its site on Thursday (July 12). The purge is the latest in a series of moves from the social network to clean the site of bots and misinformation. Though the company said that most people will lose four followers or fewer, the site’s …

Social Media

Opinion: Would we mock Kylie Jenner’s $900 million fortune if her name was Kyle?

It didn’t take long for Kylie Jenner to become the latest target of the internet outrage machine this week after Forbes bestowed the 20-year-old with …

Business

Funding for U.S. Fintech Startups Rose 40 Percent Last Quarter

A big initial public offering and strong signs of growth in the financial technology industry are giving startups in the sector a funding …

Goldman Sachs

Twitter purges thousands of followers from user accounts

Your follower count might be getting slimmer.<p>Twitter announced it was purging follower counts in attempts to crack down on fake users and …

Social Media